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VMware Security Advisory 2014-0011

VMware Security Advisory 2014-0011
Posted Oct 25, 2014
Authored by VMware | Site vmware.com

VMware Security Advisory 2014-0011 - VMware vSphere Data Protection product updates address a vulnerability that could lead to sensitive information disclosure.

tags | advisory, info disclosure
advisories | CVE-2014-4624
MD5 | c66ec7aba5699a9b7084e0c8682b72d5

VMware Security Advisory 2014-0011

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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2014-0011
Synopsis: VMware vSphere Data Protection product update addresses a
critical information disclosure vulnerability.
Issue date: 2014-10-22
Updated on: 2014-10-22 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number: CVE-2014-4624

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1. Summary

VMware vSphere Data Protection product updates address a
vulnerability that could lead to sensitive information disclosure.


2. Relevant releases

VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.5 prior to 5.5.7


3. Problem Description

a. VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) contains a vulnerability that
may allow a remote user to retrieve sensitive account credentials
from the affected VDP server using Java API calls. No
authentication to the VDP server is required for this potential
attack. Exposed information includes MCUser and GSAN account
passwords of all grid systems that are being monitored in VPD
Enterprise Manager.

VMware would like to thank Jakub Mleczko from the Orange Poland
security team for reporting this issue to EMC and the EMC Product
Security Response Center for working with us on the issue.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the identifier CVE-2014-4624 to this issue.

Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to
remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is
available.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
VDP 5.8 any not affected
VDP 5.5 any 5.5.7
VDP 5.1 any not affected


4. Solution

Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version
and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

VMware vSphere Data Protection
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Downloads:

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?productId=375&downloadGroup=VDPADV
55_7

Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/support/vdr/doc/vdp_557_releasenotes.html


5. References

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-4624


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6. Change log

2014-10-22 VMSA-2014-0011
Initial security advisory for VDP 5.5.7 which was on released on
2014-10-09.

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7. Contact

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:
http://lists.vmware.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/security-announce

This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

security-announce at lists.vmware.com
bugtraq at securityfocus.com
fulldisclosure at seclists.org

E-mail: security at vmware.com
PGP key at: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

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VMware Security Response Policy
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Twitter
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Copyright 2014 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.


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